Favorite Film Noir Quotes
These are facts, historical facts, not schoolbook history, not Mr. Wells' history, but history nevertheless.Kasper Gutman
Joel Cairo: I certainly wish you would have invented a more reasonable story. I felt distinctly like an idiot repeating it.
Sam Spade: Don't worry about the story's goofiness. A sensible one would have had us all in the cooler.
Sam Spade: Haven't you anything better to do than to keep popping in here early every morning and asking a lot of fool questions?
Lt. Dundy: And gettin' a lot of lyin' answers!
Sam Spade: Take it easy.
Brigid O'Shaughnessy: What would you do if I didn't tell you? Something wild and unpredictable?
Spade: I might.
You're dumber than you think I think you are.Jake Gittes
Either you bring the water to L.A. or you bring L.A. to the water.Noah Cross
Let me explain something to you, Walsh. This business requires a certain amount of finesse.Jake Gittes
You're a very nosy fellow, kitty cat. Huh? You know what happens to nosy fellows? Huh? No? Wanna guess? Huh? No? Okay. They lose their noses.Man with Knife
But, Mrs. Mulwray, I goddamn near lost my nose. And I like it. I like breathing through it. And I still think you're hiding something.Jake Gittes
Evelyn Mulwray: Hollis seems to think you're an innocent man.
Jake Gittes: Well, I've been accused of a lot of things before, Mrs. Mulwray, but never that.
You've got a nasty reputation, Mr. Gittes. I like that.Noah Cross
'Course I'm respectable. I'm old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.Noah Cross